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Despite rapid technological advancements and safety protocols, many people remain one step too close to life-threatening situations. The problem is often made worse by the unprecedented occurrence of severe climate events. This year’s applications showcase a wide range of new safety and risk mitigation solutions, leveraging interconnected devices and big data analytics to keep people away from danger and bring them to safety when needed. They reveal the importance of encouraging safe behaviour with smart devices and equipment that can be deployed rapidly to save us from harm.

Smart Futuristic Pipe Joints

Smart Futuristic Pipe Joints

Water and Sanitation

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

A system of sensors and brackets to detect and remedy leakages in urban water networks

Lantern Hat

Lantern Hat

Health and Well-being

Zhejiang University

A fluorescent hat from renewable material to make walking safer in remote areas

NEST – Ambulance Child Restraint

NEST – Ambulance Child Restraint

Health and Well-being

Sheridan College

An ambulance restraint for children to make emergency transport safer

mBaby Monitor

mBaby Monitor

Health and Well-being

Cardiff Metropolitan University

A wearable sleep monitor for children to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The Moshi Inje Stove

The Moshi Inje Stove

Health and Well-being

Carleton University

A new stove to make cooking safer and reduce indoor smoke pollution

SCALED

SCALED

Health and Well-being

Imperial College London

Protective wearable material that adapts to its user to reduce the risk of injury

Fallsafe

Fallsafe

Health and Well-being

University of Limerick

A belt with built in air bags to mitigate the impact of falls for the elderly

SES-1

SES-1

Health and Well-being

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

A transportable, low cost mechanical ventilator to help hospitals dealing with Covid-19 cases

Robust Nest

Robust Nest

Health and Well-being

ECAL, Lausanne University of Art and Design

An affordable, easy to transport incubator to save children in hard to reach areas from hypothermia

Kanan

Kanan

Water and Sanitation

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

A watertight door made from biomaterials to save homes from flooding

Ordon

Ordon

Health and Well-being

Nottingham Trent University

A flat packed, portable air purification device for nomadic communities

SOSMO

SOSMO

Lifesaving tools

Universidad Privada del Norte

A rescue drone to reach remote areas and bring people to safety during wild fires